Most popular racing products

Most popular racing products

Best Australian Racing Products
Written by James Martin on 13 Aug 2014 by Dave Ellis

Best Tote or Starting Price offers: we help you to get paid at the best available prices on all your horse racing bets.

The Best Tote racing product, sometime called Best of 3 Totes or Best of 2 Totes, is one of the most common products offered by online bookmakers and probably the most popular. On a selection of racecourses, bookies provide punters with the highest price between the best available odds of the main Australian Totes (NSW TAB, SuperTab and TattsBet) and the fixed-odds price. What does it mean? Imagine you place a bet at odds @5,4 at Luxbet but one of the three totes returns a greater dividend (odds @6,2), then you will receive the best final dividend! Also, most of bookies not only pay out at Best Tote but also guarantee you the best price if the Starting Price (or SP) ends greater than the odds you take. Consequently, you always get the best value, whatever the highest price is.

Let’s review the best offers for Australian punters and have a look on promotions' terms and conditions.

Bet365 offers two different Best Tote products. 365Tote is available on all non-Metropolitan horse races and on any kind of racing bets (win, place and exotic bets). Once placed your bet, you select two of the three totes and so ensure to be paid out at the biggest odds: the bet365’s fixed price or the best price of the 2 selected totes if higher. 365Best is a comparable product but only available for Metropolitan racecourse. In this case, you get paid at the best of the 3 totes or Starting Price, if the return is better than the fixed-odds price. This is a great option you have as you will get always the best value on racing bets. offers a product very similar on all Australian horse races. With Top Tote Plus, you will get paid at the best of the 3 totes or SP on “win” bets. If you bet to place your horse, you will get the best price of 3 totes on Metropolitan races (City) and the best price of 2 totes on non-Metropolitan races (Country). They do not offer any promotion on exotic bets.

Ladbrokes and Luxbet also provide you with the best of 3 totes or Starting Price on all Australian races with their respective racing products: Best tote or SP and Luxdiv.

Finally, some bookmakers, like Sportingbet, give punters the opportunity to be paid at Best Tote plus an extra. For example, with the Best Tote +5% product, you will get the best dividend of the 3 totes, plus 5%, on all Metropolitan races if the price is higher than the fixed-odds you bet at. Note that exotic bets are not eligible for that promotion and the maximum winning is $201.

It exists a wide variety of other racing products, such as the Top Fluctuation or the Luxbet's Best of the Best that offers punters the best odds of the 3 totes and the on course Top Fluctuation. We will explore those promotions in detail later, in our next racing products review.